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Fertility clinic in Japan uses sperm from kins in IVF

Fertility clinic in Japan uses sperm from kins in IVF

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 19:24

To help married couples conceive, a fertility clinic in central Japan has been conducting in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) using sperms from close relatives, including father of the husbands, resulting in 118 babies between 1996 and 2013.

Manufacturers of medical devices from Japan focuses on advance technology

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:14

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women globally. But, if the disease can be detected at early stage, the cure is possible.

Japan stem cell scientist readies to fight fabrication claim

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 21:16

A young female researcher is readying to fight claims her ground-breaking stem cell study was fabricated, her lawyer said today, as Japan`s male-dominated scientific establishment circled its wagons.

Bird flu detected in Japan, 112,000 chickens to be culled

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:40

After two birds tested positive for avian influenza at a Japanese poultry farm Sunday, 112,000 chickens would be culled, the country`s agriculture ministry said.

Scientists create embryonic-type stem cells without embryos

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 03:24

In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a cheap and easy way to reprogramme mature cells from mice back into an embryonic-like state that allowed them to generate many types of tissue.

New drug could help hard-drinkers quit alcohol in Japan

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 12:14

A new drug to treat alcoholism has enhanced the chances of hard-drinking Japanese addicts quitting alcohol, it has been revealed.

Japan research could lead to oral diabetes treatment

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 17:20

Japanese researchers said today they had moved a step closer to an oral treatment for diabetes, offering hope of a breakthrough against a disease racking an increasingly obese world.

New breakthrough brings treatment for severe asthma closer to reality

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 09:53

New research from Japan brings hope of a new treatment for asthma patients resistant to corticosteroids.

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